Lennox Freeman (Free) is one of the best hackers in the world which has caused him to spend most of his life on the run. Never able to put down roots, he couldn’t trust anyone not to take advantage of him, even his own family. If it wasn’t for his best friend, Tech, shielding him, Free’s father would’ve sold him and his skills to the highest bidding crime family when he was still a student at MIT. Free owed Tech his life; so when his friend called for him to come to Atlanta to work with him, he couldn’t say no. However, he wasn’t expecting the overprotective group of detectives that made up Atlanta PD’s most notorious task force. And he certainly wasn’t prepared for the large-and-in-charge SWAT Captain that was responsible for their safety.
Ivan Hart has lived and bled one creed all of his life: To Serve and Protect. His intense focus and determination in law enforcement has led him to finally commanding his own team. He’d worked hard to put together a squad of badasses capable of backing up a very dangerous team of detectives. Being God and Day’s last line of defense came with a lot of responsibility that he took very seriously.
After his divorce was final Hart turned right around and remarried his job. He had his good friends there in the office with him every day, so it was easier to ignore the few quiet hours he spent at home alone each night. He’d settled well into his new routine and was comfortable with it. Then God decided to disrupt everything by hiring another tech specialist for his department. A man whose brains, trendy looks, and voice would leave Hart tongue-tied and captivated at their first introduction.
Free quickly awakens a passion in Hart that he long thought was dead. An attraction he didn’t know existed. He couldn’t fathom that the sexy cyber genius could be interested in an over-sized, big-bearded brute that served criminals the bottom line for a living. No matter what his best friend, God said.
A future with Hart could be potentially dangerous and often times full of terrifyingly close calls; but little did he know that so could falling for the most hunted hacker in the world. All Lennox Freeman wants in life is security, love and protection… Hart had all that to give and more.
–This novel is a part of a series and contains previously mentioned characters, but CAN BE read as a standalone. No cliffhangers.–
This is the 6th book in the Nothing Special series, but the first one that belongs to …”The Swat Edition“. Swat Edition is sort of a spin-off, continuing with the members of the SWAT team.
I absolutely love the “Nothing Special” series. I have re-read all books but so far “Here Comes Trouble” and “Nothing Special V” are my favorites.
This time we get Free and Hart’s story. Free was introduced in the previous book as Tech’s best friend and genius hacker. Hart is the Captain of the Swat team and actually one of God’s best friends…which made me love him even more. 😉
Now for those of you who haven’t read the Nothing Special series yet…this one can be read as a stand-alone. I, however, would advice reading the other books first because there are so many recurring characters, getting to really know them all will surely make this story better.
Free has been on the run for a very long time. After accepting the job God and Day have offered him, as the new team tech, he finally feels like he has a place where he belongs. He loves his new job, being close to his best friend and…ogling his new obsession…Swat Captain Ivan Hart. Now if he can only get Hart to make a move on him…
Being part of SWAT is a big part of Hart’s life. Especially since he doesn’t really have much of a personal life going on, except for his best friends God and Fox. Hart used to be married to the meanest bitch in all the land, but thankfully she left him and so he is ready to explore/embrace a part of himself he never had a chance to…and he would love to do that exploring with a very sexy genius hacker…
I really enjoyed this one, it was sexy and sweet and both heroes were pretty awesome. I am a big fan of all things “hacker“, so I fell right in love with Free, just like Hart did. It was a case of insta-love for both him and me.😛 Normally I am not a fan of insta-love but these two already had a connection in the previous book, it didn’t bother me too much.
The steam was very nice, though I have to say, it felt a bit subdued when compared to some of her other books. That’s not to say it wasn’t sexy because it sure was, it was just a bit milder. 😉
“You got me by the beard…”
What I also loved about this book were the friendships. I think God trying to help his best friend was adorable. Same goes for Tech and Fox. Hart and Free were definitely blessed in the “friends” department. Talking about Fox…I can’t wait to get my hands on his book. I already love him to pieces and getting to know his love interest in the bonus chapter…yowza !! I love me some hot cowboys. 😍
Hopefully, I won’t have to wait too long, I highly recommend this series!
This review is cross-posted on Wendy´s Wycked Words